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UFCW Canada Local 1006A Rides for a Cure in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada

UFCW Canada Local 1006A and 175/633 riders took to the roads of Southern Ontario on August 20, 2016 for the 7th annual Ride for a Cure, raising more than $7,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

The ride began at UFCW Canada Local 1006A’s head office in Woodbridge and ended at UFCW Canada 175 & 633’s office in Mississauga.

“The road to finding a cure is difficult one but by working together, UFCW Canada Local 1006A members can be proud of the difference they are making in the fight against Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers,” said President Wayne Hanley. “Our members’ generosity and support through initiatives like the Ride for a Cure mean that fewer people are dying from these diseases. More people are in remission and are recovering.”

Pred Gajic, a Local 1006A member, has participated in every ride since the event started. 

"It's a great way to raise money for Leukemia," said Gajic, who works at Nitta-Gelatin. "It's nice to ride with all my brothers and sisters for such a worthy cause."

Diana O’Brien, Coordinator for Leukemia Fundraising, said the annual event often draws members who are motorcycling enthusiasts from across the province.

“People who come to this event love it because it is about having fun and raising money for a good cause,” said O’Brien. “Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered—you made this event a success!”

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